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Pear, Blue Cheese & Walnut Salad

My local grocery recently remodeled their store and added a specialty cheese department. I purchased a delicious English Blue Stilton cheese there which I used in this salad. The walnuts were candied in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Pear, Blue Cheese & Walnut Salad

  • 1 – 5 oz container baby spring mix lettuce
  • 2 Bartlett pears
  • 1/2 lb. English Blue Stilton cheese
  • 1 cup walnuts candied and chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

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Heat butter in a saute pan until melted, stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Remove from heat and stir in the walnuts coating them all. Place the walnuts on a baking sheet covered in foil on 375 degrees for 5 – 8 minutes until they darken. Remove them from oven and let them cool. Once cool chop them for the salad. Slice the pears. In a large mixing bowl, add the pears, chopped nuts and crumble in the blue cheese. Serve with a balsamic dressing.

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Chocolate Chip Date Nut Squares

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Chocolate Chip Date Nut Squares

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Chop dates and nuts. Cream butter and sugar together. Add vanilla and eggs. Continue to mix and add all the remaining ingredients. Bake in a square 8″ X 8″ greased baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool and cut into 2″ squares and dust with powdered sugar. Makes 16 squares.

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